Ludhiana (Amarpreet Singh Makkar) : Ward delimitation with “Congress Stamp” finalised. Finally, the process of ward delimitation for upcoming Municipal Corporation (MC) elections has been completed and sent to local bodies Department. The new ward delimitation was finalized after the consent of Congress MP, MLAs and party senior leaders. The ward delimitation was delayed due to controversy of delimitation of Atam Nagar and South constituencies. Sources said that now the areas of wards were finalised according to the wish of Congress leaders of constituency. Now the number of wards in Atam Nagar and south constituencies were reduced. At present both the constituencies were represented by Lol Insaaf Party (LIP) MLAs Bains brothers. This time Congress want to break the stronghold of Bains brothers in MC elections. Sources said that Bains brothers were close to local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sidhu have favoured Bains brothers in ward delimitation. Later the Congress leaders objected and ward delimitation was changed at last moment. The wards in both the constituencies were reduced to around 25 from 40,added sources.Last week, Congress leader from Atam Nagar constituency Kamaljit Karwal and others met Navjot Sidhu and raised objections on ward delimitation. Later the wards were reshaped according to the wish of Karwal. However some of Congress MLAs were not happy with change in delimitation at last moment. Member of ward delimitation committee Ishwarjot Singh Cheema said that the process of ward delimitation has been completed. At this moment the more details can’t be revealed, he added.The ward number 1, 3, 5 and odd number till 95 will be reserved for women and rest of the wards was open for males. Out of 95, 14 wards will be reserved for Schedule caste (SC) and two wards were reserved for Backward class (BC). At present only 33 percent wards were reserved for women in MC. According to ward delimitation committee report, the wards were divided on the basis of population. In every ward the population will be less than fifteen thousand. At present there are 75 wards and in some wards the population is two thousand or in some wars twenty nine thousand residents lives. Now they have divided the wards of basis of population and in every ward the population will be fifteen thousand.
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